Schooling & Cultures: Issue 2 – coming 2019!

Are you 16-18 years old and interested in education and decolonisation?

Decolonising Education are running discussions with young people in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow on the impact of colonial legacies on the education system. How does racism present itself in our school systems, and how does this impact young people?

Decolonising Education will lead the production of Issue 2 of Schooling and Cultures.

Decolonising Education want issue 2 to reflect the voices of young people and their perspectives on education in the UK. They are looking to source contributors from around the UK so the publication is reflective of all marginalised voices.

Decolonising Education is an independent organisation, with aims to better equip parents, students and teachers with the knowledge and tools to navigate through the education system.

Call for contribution

Dear reader….

Is there something in the Schooling & Culture journal that resonates / resists / resounds / repels ? If so, why not contribute up to 500 words / or a handful of images in response which will be featured on the Schooling & Culture website.
It could be narrative / analysis / poetic / first person / third person / a lesson plan / a review / an image – related to an aspect of the journal. Contributions will be featured anonymously on the front page of the website and collated into an online archive. There’s so much to say about education, so little time, this is an invitation to deepen the debate and strengthen the solidarity with short and sharp contributions

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Schedule of Launch Events

Each event will feature the original portable exhibition produced at Cockpit Arts as well as a new display. All events are open to people across diverse fields of work/interest.

Launch / MayDay Rooms
88 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1DH
→ Fri 5th May 6.30–8.30pm
Join teachers, youth workers, artists, lecturers and others to celebrate Issue 1.

PGCE & NQTs event
UCL Institute of Education
Art, Design and Museology, Core B, 8th Floor
20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL
Please rsvp here.
→ Tue 23rd May 6:30–8:30pm
Introduction and networking event for PGCE students and NQTs across subject areas.

Radical Education Forum
Common House
Unit E, 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, E29QG
→ Mon 26th June 6.30–8.30pm
Close reading and discussion of Schooling & Culture.

Launch Event
Lilian Baylis School
Student exhibition and seminar discussion on current and future issues.

PGCE & NQTs event
Tue 23rd May

UCL Institute of Education
Art, Design and Museology, Core B, 8th Floor
20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL
Please rsvp here.
→ Tue 23rd May 6:30–8:30pm
Introduction and networking event for PGCE students and NQTs across subject areas.

Launch of Schooling & Culture Volume 2, Issue 1: The State We’re In

Education reforms have disfigured relationships and intentions built on care and learning by preferencing the data and competition inherent in neoliberalism. And yet, here we are, refusing to be intimidated by the precarity which typifies our time. Schooling & Culture is a new (and old) journal that disrupts a culture of individualism, competition and surveillance by claiming a new collective position within, and outside of, education, through self-representation and lived experience. It is here to initiate dialogue, start support networks, and share critical praxis in traditional and non-traditional sites of education. Produced on a voluntary basis by and for teachers, educators and other cultural practitioners, Schooling & Culture continues a project that began at the Cockpit Arts workshop in 1978, stemming from Stuart Hall’s Centre for Cultural Studies. We invite you to continue the project and contribute to the next issue at our series of launch events for The State We’re In, the first issue in 3 decades.